Though the first trailer kind of confirms it, there’s still a lot of ambiguity when it comes to the protagonists of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and their relationship with Egon Spengler. As it turns out the movie will indeed be addressing the death of actor Harold Ramis.
Talking to Vanity Fair, Bill Murray was asked how the film would deal with Ramis’ absence, to which he replied, “Well, we are a man down. That’s the deal… And that’s the story that we’re telling, that’s the story they’ve written.”
Besides Murray, the show is also set to bring back several other cast members from the original movie including Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. Fingers crossed they bring back Rick Moranis, because he was one of the main comedy elements of the first two films.
With the Ghostbusters reboot bombing in the box office, it was inevitable that Sony would take the reboot/sequel route with this movie. After all, Ghostbusters has huge franchise potential, and it would be a waste if they stopped at one film; think of the spinoffs.
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Catch Ghostbusters: Afterlife when it hits theaters July 10.